Tom Slot to Direct Macbeth in 2015

For Fab Marquee Productions

I'm excited to officially announce that I have been asked by Fab Marquee Productions to direct their upcoming productions of Macbeth starting Antonio Miniño (Macbeth) and David Stallings (Lady Macbeth).

Set in the near future, the days of political correctness have forced a prudish Queen Duncan to employ generals of all races and sexual orientations into her army. Yet these times are still filled with the nepotism and prejudices of the past and General Macbeth struggles to be seen just as competent as his straight counterparts, but with the conviction and support of his husband and the predictions of greatness and power bestowed upon him by a trio of enslaved minority witches, he goes down a dangerous path of betrayal, greed and murder.

Macbeth will play OCTOBER 8-24, 2015 produced by Fab Marquee Productions in association with The Theater Series at The Theater at the 14th Street Y. Find out more details click here.

 

Girls of Ward 3 to Appear in Newborn

Advances for MTWorks Living Room Series to full festival

I'm honored to announce that my play The Girls of Ward 3 has been selected to appear in the 2015 Newborn Festival. MTWorks annual reading series, The Newborn Festival, taking place in February of 2015. This year MTWorks read 650 submissions from which 5 were selected. I'm truly humbled to be in such amazing company. MTWorks does amazing work and is producing some of the best Off-Broadway shows season after season. Check out the official announcement here.

 

 

Girls of Ward 3 Is A Finalist

Will take part in MTWorks Living Room Series

I'm honored to announce that my play The Girls of Ward 3 has been selected as a finalist by MTWorks for the 2015 Newborn Festival. It will now move on with 9 other plays to the Living Room Series and be one step closer to being part of the anticipated annual reading series, The Newborn Festival, taking place in February of 2015. This year MTWorks read 650 submissions from which 10 were selected as finalists and 42 as semi-finalists. Of the 10 finalists only five will move on to win a slot in this season's festival. I'm truly humbled to be in such amazing company. MTWorks does amazing work and is producing some of the best Off-Broadway shows season after season. Check out the official announcement here.

 

Pluto Comes to North Carolina

Tom Slot One Act Comedy Appears in Local Festival

I'm happy to announce that this December, my one act play Sticking Up For Pluto will appear in the Playwrights On Parade festival in Charlotte, North Carolina. Presented by Soaring High Productions, Playwrights On Parade will be performed December 6 at 5 PM at 100 Gardens, 200 36th Street, Noda, Charlotte, NC. Requested donation for attendees is $10. For more information about Soaring High Productions click here.

 

 

Midsummer Coming This Winter

Tom Slot to Direct Classic Comedy

I'm happy to announce that this December, I'll be bringing a bit of summer to the winter when I direct the classic Shakespearean comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream. Produced by Original Binding Productions, this tale of love and magic will have a very musical twist. Stayed tuned for more details in the coming weeks.

 

 

Four Tom Slot Plays Published Online

On Indie Theater Now

I'm happy to announce that four of my original plays, Killing Time, Farewell To Sanity, My Father's Ashes, and Graceless, have been published online by Indie Theater Now. Indie Theater Now is an online service that presents and preserves new American plays in script form. Each play is avialble for $1.29 or you can get all of them together for a discounted price. Check it out now!

 

 

Milee Bang Nominated

For My Father's Ashes

I'm happy to announce that Milee Bang has been nominated by the New York Innovative Theatre Awards for her role as Anna Hung in Original Binding Productions performance of My Father's Ashes. She was recognized in the Best Supporting Actress category. Congratulations to Milee on this well deserved honor!

 

 

Graceless Nominated

Planet Connection Festivity

I'm happy to announce that I have been nominated for Outstanding Playwright in the 2014 Planet Connections Festivity for my recent play Graceless. I'm very honored to be nominated among such a talent group of writers. Thank you to the amazing cast and production team that helped bring Graceless to life.

 

 

Baby Monitor Reading

June 25 at the Duo Theater

I'm happy to announce that I will be appearing in a reading of David Stallings new play, The Baby Monitor. David wrote a one act version of this play for Original Bindings first Naked Theater Festival and has since reworked it into a full length play. The Baby Monitor is receiving a public reading on June 25th at the Duo Theater (East 4th) at 8 PM as part of their Gay Pride week. I will be joined in the cast by the talented Laura Gómez, Antonio Miniño, David Stallings, and Deanna McGovern. For more details, click here.

 

Graceless Debuts at Planet Connections Festivity

Graceless plays May 24 - June 8

I'm happy to announce that my new play, Graceless, will play over three weeks at The Paradise Factory in New York Cit as part of the Planet Connections Festivity. Check out the show website here.

The cast features Original Binding Members Hannah Dubner, London Griffith, Sharon Pinney, and Tom Slot. The Mayor of Anderson, South Carolina is in the political fight of his life when a sexual harassment scandal breaks in the middle of his reelection campaign. So why did the state Governor just offer to make him a US Senator? Directed by Tom Edmond Evans. Assistant Directed / Stage Managed by Traci DeAngelis. Lighting Design by Sarah Chishester.

 

New Tom Slot Play To Debut In Early 2014

My Father's Ashes to play Feb 27 - March 9

I'm happy to announce that my new play, My Father's Ashes: The Sisters Play, will play for two weeks at Theatre54 in New York City.The show is produced by Original Binding Productions and features an incredible cast and crew.

The cast features Original Binding Members Victoria Grazioli (Farewell To Sanity, Naked Theater 2, Dead Guy) as the sharp-tongued mother Edithmarie, Claire Nasuti (Farewell To Sanity, Rough Magic) as her oldest daughter, a struggling single mother, Meredith Rich (The Father of Songs) as the middle daughter who was behind to take care of her aging parents, and Kristi Barron (Dead Guy, Naked Theater) as the youngest daughter Rachel, a free spirit who spends most of her time partying.  Rounding out the cast are Milee Bang (Killing Time) as Anna Hung, a lawyer determined to see their fathers last wishes met, Olivia Luna  (The Zeal of the Zealot, Naked Theater), Rachel’s best friend, and Santi Rodrigues (Origins, Murder Is My Business­ – Cannes Film Festival) playing the departed father Dale. Click here to find out more about the show or to order tickets.

 

Farewell To Sanity Now Playing!

As Part Of The Planet Connections Festivity

I'm happy to announce that my new play, Farewell to Sanity and Other Irrational Constructs (Or I’m Not Crazy, But My Shrink Thinks I Am), is not open as part of the Planet Connections Festivity. We will play for six shows at the Gene Frankel Theatre in New York City.The show is produced by Original Binding Productions and features an incredible cast and crew.

Featuring: Rick Apicella - Hannah Dubner* - Tom Edmond Evans* - Matt Golden* - Victoria Grazioli - Maryellen Molfetta -
R Alex Murray - Claire Nasuti - Larry Phillips - Sharon Pinney - David Stallings - Matthew Dean Wood

(*These  Actors are  appearing  courtesy  of  Actors’  Equity Association.)
Show Times:
Saturday June 1st at 5:30 PM
Wednesday June 5th at 5:30 PM
Saturday June 8th at 8 PM
Tuesday June 11th at 4:00 PM
Sunday June 16th at 2:30 PM
Friday June 21st at 8 PM

Get your tickets here!

 

Original Binding Productions Announces Season

2013 Season To Include Four New Productions

As Artistic Director of Original Binding Productions, I'm happy to announce our 2013 Season which will feature four new shows. We kick off our season in April with White Picket Fences by Tariq Hamami. This bold new play follows the story of a married couple in New Jersey whose life is turned upside down by the arrival of a very pregnant ex-girlfriend. In June, we launch my new show Farewell to Sanity and Other Irrational Constructs. This dramatic comedy will be featured as part of the Planet Connections Festivity. It's a dark dramatic comedy centered on Dr. Paul Henley’s psychiatric practice and his own struggle with sanity. In August, we return for a second installment of our one-act play event: Naked Theater 2: The Ladies. Same rules as last year (a stripped-down stage and scenes that reveal the actors' naked emotions - not their naked bodies), only this time around all the plays are written by female playwrights. Then in October, we close out the season with Variations on a Cat Call by Jordan Swisher, a powerful exploration of modern gender politics. It's going to be a great season! Hope you join us.

 

Farewell To Sanity To Debut This Summer

As Part Of The Planet Connections Festivity

I'm happy to announce that my new play, Farewell to Sanity and Other Irrational Constructs (Or I’m Not Crazy, But My Shrink Thinks I Am), will appear this June as part of the Planet Connections Festivity. We will play for six shows at the Gene Frankel Theatre in New York City. I will share the performance dates as soon as I know them.

Farewell to Sanity and Other Irrational Constructs (Or I’m Not Crazy, But My Shrink Thinks I Am), is a dark dramatic comedy centered on Dr. Paul Henley’s psychiatric practice. Among his more noteworthy patients are Levi Jakobson, a compulsive and generally unhinged man who recently became a Tibetan Buddhist; Leslie Jade, a mute high school girl who only communicates via an iPad; Alan Taymor, a middle-aged, out-of-shape man who is secretly trying to become a real-life superhero; and Laurence Williams, a foul-mouthed clown who was referred to Henley by the court system. Throughout the course of the play, the burnt-out Dr. Henley manages to offend most of his patients, his overly supportive secretary, and his on-leave-from-the-Navy girlfriend. But it's not until Henley is confronted by the ghost of Tom Haskins, a whaling ship captain from the 1800s who claims Henley is his reincarnated spirit, that he starts to question his sanity. Tasked by Haskins to set the cosmic scales right for the mistakes he made in August of 1863, Henley embarks on an insane adventure that could cost him his license to practice, his sanity, and his life.

Watch the teaser trailer below:

 

Forgotten Kingdoms Wins "Audience Favorite" Award

At 2013 NewBorn Festival

On Saturday, Febuary 2, 2013, Forgotten Kingdoms won the Audience Favorite Award at the 2013 National NewBorn Festival. I was honored to direct this wonderful piece. Congratulations to Randy Baker for writing a great play, and thank you to the amazing cast: Louise Flory, Tom Evans, Imran W. Sheikh, Anil Chandiramani, Frankie Seratch, and Stage Manager London Griffith. You guys rock!

 

New One Act To Be Published

Reimagining Oedipus to appear in anthology

I just received word that my new one act play, Reimagining Oedipus, is going to be published in the Freshwater Goes to High School Anthology. The one act tackles the classic Greek myth but throws in an a new twist. The Freshwater Goes To High School Anthology will feature Reimagining Oedipus and three other one act plays designed to be performed by high school drama clubs. Stay tuned for more details as they become available.